Rams Have Solid Day at Art & Linda Maillett UNC Open

CHAPEL HILL, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams women's track & field team returned to action, Saturday when the team had some solid performances at the Art & Linda Maillett UNC Open. Competing in their first meet in over a month, the Rams had some strong performances at the meet.

WSSU senior sprinter Ty-Leah Hampton led the way for the team with a pair of top 10 finishes. She placed second in the women's 200m dash with a 25.62 behind a familiar face as former Ram Nya Michaux won the event. She was also eighth in the women's 400m run with a 1:00.28. Senior Micalyne Zimmerman added a fourth-place finish in the women's 800m run when she ran a 2:28.71.

The Rams' relay teams had a strong day as well with a pair of second place finishes. The Rams' distance medley relay team placed second with a 13:15.14 while the Rams' 4x400m relay placed second with a 4:10.30.

In field events, it was freshman Mikel Franklin who led the way when she tied for third in the women's high jump with a 1.60m leap. Senior Lyssa Wallace-O'Neal placed fourth in the women's shot put at 12.09m.

The Rams will return to action next weekend when they head to Lynchburg, Virginia to take part in the Liberty Kick Off. For more information on Rams women's track & field, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.